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A Visit from the Incubus
Directed by Anna Biller • 2001 • United States
Lucy (Anna Biller), a young Victorian woman in the Old West, is being tormented by nightly visits from an incubus (a horrible demon who has sexual intercourse with sleeping women). Her friend Madeleine (Natalia Schroeder) tries to console her, but is unable to help. A fallen woman, Lucy gets a job singing at the local saloon. However, the incubus (Jared Sanford) has followed her there; and things take an unexpected turn as Lucy and the incubus, amid the rowdy cowboys and saucy can-can girls, have their final showdown. With beautiful period costumes and sets by director Anna Biller that emulate 1950s Technicolor films, plus big hairdos, weird musical numbers, and plenty of great character actors, this horror-western-musical has all of the elements of a cult classic.